Attachment

Infos

Description

www.attachment.cc

‘Attachment’ is a poetic machine which allows people to send digital messages, images or videos into the air attached to biodegradable balloons.

‘Attachment’s idea began as David Colombini’s diploma project at ECAL (University of Art and Design, Lausanne) in Media and Interaction Design in Spring 2014. In October 2014, the project got support from the Migros Culture Percentage (Grant fund for Digital Culture) to developp the final object. In 2016, the machine was finalized in collaboration with Thomas Grogan and the help of Niklas Hagemann.
Since then the project has been exhibited several times in Europe.

Attachment’ is a poetic concept, a message in a bottle 2.0. Inspired by the rusty machines of Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely, our fully automatic poetic machine will gives physical form to the digital message you send via our website.

First, It will engrave your message onto a thin piece of balsa wood connected by a string to a wooden clip. A balloon stock conveyor is then activated to place a balloon above a helium valve that automatically inflates it. Finally a simple two-piece wooden clip seals the balloon, which is then released into the air where it will travel haphazardly to a potential recipient.

Date

2016

Software

PHP / MySQL / vvvv / Arduino

Dimensions

1250 x 1400 x 500 mm

Hardware / Material

Steel / Aluminium / Electronic component / Arduino Mega / Nema23 motors + drivers / Linear actuators / Bambi air compressor 8L / Helium cylinder / Festo pneumatic components / Microslice engraver

Exhibitions

03.11.2017—10.11.2017
Swiss Design Prize

Attachment nominated at Swiss Design Prize (Rado prize), Langenthal, Switzerland


28.09.2017
Hull City of Culture 2017

Attachment at Hull City of Culture 2017


08.04.2017
SID LEE

Attachment in New York, USA


15.10.2016—16.10.2016
Cinekid Festival

Attachment at At Cinekid Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands


13.07.2016
CLIPPA Poetry Award

Attachment at the CLIPPA Poetry Award, National Theatre, London, England


16.05.2016
Bug & Play Festival

Attachment at Bug & Play Festival, Zürich, Switzerland


28.04.2016—29.04.2016
Mapping Festival

Attachment at the Mapping Festival, Geneva, Switzerland


02.03.2016
Mirage Festival

Attachment at Mirage Festival, Lyon, Switzerland

Awards

04.09.2017
Swiss Design Prize

Nominated with Attachment for the Swiss Design Prize (Rado Star Prize for Young Talents)


06.07.2017
Lumen Prize 2017

“Attachment” got longlisted for the Lumen Prize 2017 in category Interactive Art.


10.09.2014
Migros grant for Digital Culture 2014

”Attachment” won the Migros Culture Percentage Grant fund for Digital Culture 2014.

Press

01.09.2017
Neural magazine n°57

”Attachment, serendipitous algorithmic encounters”.


07.01.2017
Arduino.cc

“Attachment is like a modern-day message in a bottle”


04.01.2017
creativeapplication.net

“Attachment – Balloon-Powered (In)direct Messaging Revisited”